Everyone needs to calm down and leave JT alone!
Justin Timberlake got major backlash after tweeting in support of Jesse Williams’ BET awards acceptance speech last night, and it seems like people are being hyper sensitive.
“This invention called whiteness uses and abuses us. Burying black people out of sight and out of mind while extracting our culture, our dollars, our entertainment like oil — black gold, ghettoizing and demeaning our creations then stealing them, gentrifying our genius and then trying us on like costumes before discarding our bodies like rinds of strange fruit,” Williams highlighted in his Black Lives Matter speech.
“@iJesseWilliams tho…#Inspired #BET2016,” Timberlake wrote on Twitter following the Grey’s Anatomy star’s inspiring words, and fans were quick to slam the “Can’t Stop The Feeling” crooner for being one of the people appropriating black culture that Williams was referring to.
“Oh, you sweet soul. The more you realize that we are the same, the more we can have a conversation,” he tweeted as a response to the criticism, but then felt it necessary to add even more explanation when the comments turned increasingly nasty. “I feel misunderstood. I responded to a specific tweet that wasn’t meant to be a general response. I shouldn’t have responded anyway…” he added.
“I forget this forum sometimes…I was truly inspired by @iJesseWilliams speech because I really do feel that we are all one… A human race. I apologize to anyone that felt I was out of turn. I have nothing but LOVE FOR YOU AND ALL OF US. –JT,” he concluded.
Ay ya yay!